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Hovatn setesdalen 1.JPG
Location Bygland (Aust-Agder)
Coordinates 58°58′48″N 7°47′27″E / 58.98000°N 7.79083°E / 58.98000; 7.79083Coordinates: 58°58′48″N 7°47′27″E / 58.98000°N 7.79083°E / 58.98000; 7.79083
Type Reservoir
Primary inflows Drengsvatn
Primary outflows Hovassåne
Basin countries Norway
Surface area 6.85 km2 (2.64 sq mi)
Shore length1 18.31 km (11.38 mi)
Surface elevation 691 m (2,267 ft)
References NVE
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Hovatn is a lake in the municipality of Bygland in Aust-Agder county, Norway. It is part of the Otra river drainage basin. The lake is regulated and is used by the Hovatn hydroelectric power plant. The dam has an outlet into the Hovassåne river which empties into the Åraksfjorden near Åraksbø.[1]

Lake Hovatn is located just to the west of lake Topsæ which is in the Tovdalselva drainage basin.

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  1. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Bygland" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2010-04-20.